Our Work

A list of our current research published using information from our firearm laws database.

A New Proxy Measure for State-Level Gun Ownership in Studies of Firearm Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention, June 2014

This article presents and validates a new proxy variable that can be used to estimate state-level, household firearm ownership prevalence. This new proxy improves the correlation with survey-measured household firearm ownership from 0.80 to 0.95 and more closely approximates the absolute levels of gun ownership.

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The Relationship between Gun Ownership and Firearm Homicide Rates in the United States, 1981-2010

American Journal of Public Health, November 2013

This article examines the relationship between levels of household gun ownership and firearm-related homicide rates at the state level between 1981 and 2010. After controlling for a wide range of state-level factors, it finds that states with higher levels of household firearm ownership have significantly higher rates of firearm-related homicide.

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